Technical Support


Every organization joining the community at Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst can access world-leading scientific expertise and knowledge as well as modern facilities and services.

Community Lab

The Community Lab is a flexible workspace available for new ventures and existing tenants to use as well as external companies.  A range of basic equipment can be accessed within the Community zone while more sophisticated equipment can be rented by the hour. Shared equipment includes:

  • Autoclave and glass washing facilities
  • Cold room and -80◦C freezers
  • Darkroom
  • PCR facilities        

Use of the Community Lab is included in the tenancy service charge. Click here for more details.


GE Laboratory

Lab-based tenants have access to the following equipment (subject to training):

InCell 6000 cell imager

Typhoon gel imaging system

AKTA Start & AKTA Avant purification systems

Biacore T200 SPR


Analytical services

SBC runs the following services for SBC tenants & external companies:

Flow Cytometry & cell sorting (4-laser FACS Aria cellsorter/analyser, FC500 & FACS Calibur analysers)

Confocal microscopy (Zeiss Axiovert)


Members of the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst community have access to scientific experts within GSK who have a proven track record of bringing compounds from discovery through to launch across the entire Research and Development continuum. 

Biopharm Innovation

Tenants can access the Biopharm R&D unit and their AlbudAB Half-Life Extension Platform.


Funding Partners: